Bermuda is about 1046 kms east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The Gulf Stream which flows between Bermuda and the North American continent keeps the climate temperate.
There are about 181 small islands, the seven largest of them are connected by bridges and causeways. Total land area is 21 sq. mls.
GMT -4. EST +1. Daylight Saving begins the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.
In the 16th Century Spaniard Juan de Bermudez discovered the islands. He visited there in 1503 but failed to claim them for his country. It wasn't until 1609 that British Admiral Sir George Somer's flag-ship Sea Venture, on its way to the infant and struggling colony of Virginia with desperately needed supplies, came to grief upon Bermuda's reefs. It was a providential mishap which led to the British colonization in 1612 of what is known officially today as Bermuda or Somers Island. For more than three and a half centuries Bermuda has remained under the flag of Great Britain and Bermudians are proud of the fact that their country is the oldest British colony with a House of Assembly elected by the people.
62,656 residents (Bermuda Digest of Statistics 2000).